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Known as the home of the Giant Panda and China's most laidback and charming city, Chengdu as capital of Sichuan province is the gateway to China's west. Made rich from the production of silk brocade that was exported as far as Rome, and then as a printing centre where the world’s first paper money was produced, Chengdu has always been a prosperous place. Today, a thoroughly modern city and a centre for business, industry and education, Chengdu has kept its cheerful and mellow atmosphere thanks to its plentiful parks and laidback, teahouse culture.

There are many reasons to visit Chengdu, the sights of Sichuan province, such as Mt Emei and the Grand Buddha, are many of them, but the big ones are the iconic giant panda and food. The famous Chengdu Panda Base provides the perfect opportunity to observe these adorable bears eating, playing and relaxing in surroundings that are very similar to their natural habitat in the bamboo forests of Sichuan. To the people of Sichuan as a whole, food is one of life's most important things - that's why Chengdu has one of the highest densities of restaurants in the world, and was designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Asia's first, in 2010. From street snacks to hot pots, the fiery flavours of Chengdu's food are unsurpassed.

Things To See In Chengdu

No trip to Chengdu would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

  • Discover Giant Pandas
    Giant Pandas

    The centre of China’s conservation efforts, set up to resemble the mountain and forest regions in north Sichuan.

  • Discover The Grand Buddha of Leshan
    The Grand Buddha of Leshan

    The largest stone-carved and tallest pre modern statue in the world sitting peacefully over the confluence of three rivers.

  • Discover Huanglong
    Huanglong

    Renowned for its cascade of colourful pools and natural ponds that tumble down a beautiful valley.

  • Discover Mt Emei
    Mt Emei

    A stunning peaks famous for it’s spectacular views, Buddhist history and unique biodiversity.

  • Discover Nine Villages Valley
    Nine Villages Valley

    One of China's most beautiful secrets dotted with traditional Tibetan villages with striking alpine scenery.

Popular Holidays to Chengdu

Chengdu offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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    Sichuan Explorer Tour

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Chengdu at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Chengdu:

  • Time Difference - GMT +8
  • Approx. Flight Time - 12 Hours
  • Population - 14 Million
  • Landmark - Giant Pandas
  • Local Food - Mapo Tofu
  • Best Time to go? - Spring